October Update From The Gasworks

It has been a busy October here at The Gasworks. Here is our monthly update to keep you up to date with what’s going on and what’s coming up.

Restoration Update

At the time of writing we have just completed week 32 of 49. This week it was fantastic to see more of the scaffolding dropped, to reveal the amazing details and features of the building, once again, as well as highlighting the quality workmanship of H.A.Briddon Ltd.

The foundations for the glazed link – which connects the existing building to the new Main Hall – were also laid, so watch this space for more developments in coming weeks!

It was great to be able offer some last minute training sessions for those who wanted to know more about the process of torching. This is where lime mortar is applied to the underside of the tiles to keep them in place and prevent strong winds from lifting them. Nearly all old roofs were lime torched, but we particularly think this would have been the case at Sudbury Gasworks because of it being a fire-proof construction.

Many thanks to heritage roofer and trainer, Richard Jordan, and Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust for running these on our behalf.

Up And Coming Events

We have some lovely events coming up this Winter.

To book onto any of our events, follow the links below to purchase tickets from the website, or call Lisa on 07540636153 to reserve a space.

A Very Merry Christmas

SATURDAY 17th December, 5pm – 8pm, @The Gasworks Carpark


Come and join us on the carpark at the gasworks from 5pm.

We will have an appearance from Santa, Just £2.50 per child with a choice of chocolate or festive story book, and Carol singing.

Jacket potatoes and refreshments are available to purchase on the night.

It is Free to attend the but booking is essential as we have limited capacity.

Site Tour Of The Gasworks

SUNDAY 18th December, 10.30am @The Gasworks
We are opening The Gasworks site to allow you to see how work has progressed.

In December we hope to be just a few months away from completion. It will be a fantastic opportunity to see the conservation work to date, how the new hall and linkway are taking shaping, plus discuss the future use of the building and asperations for the project after the capital works have completed.

We have a limited amount of spaces so please reserve yours now. You will not be able to turn up on the day without booking.

Become A Volunteer

Now that we are getting closer to opening we are looking for volunteers in the following areas

  • Welcome Team
  • Garden & Maintenance
  • Administration & Marketing

If you would like to join one or more of our friendly volunteer teams, learn new skills and meet new people please click below. We would love to have your support.

Do You Want To Get Involved With Our Podcast?

Join us on the 17th November between 10.30 and 2.30 to discuss Historical Events in Sudbury.
We are looking for people to relive their own memories of goings on in the village. If you are a budding historian we also welcome you to share with us about past events in Sudbury.
Sessions will take approx 30 min and we will be opening online booking ion the next couple of weeks.
If you want to book now you can do so by emailing Simon at fireduptheatre@aol.com or calling Lisa on 07540636153.

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